Hist-H105 Essay 2 George Townes' Letter

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1 Essay Two-George Townes’ Letter George Townes wrote a letter to his father, Henry Townes, after recently moving to Alabama in 1827. The language used in the letter appears to be showing the shift of superiority or new found confidence in him. There is obvious affection for his father in the letter but his statement saying his father should stop being “old for all of what they don’t know” about the west says that he thinks that he is wiser than Henry. His tone does not appear to be courteous but more as if he was talking to an equal or someone less superior when saying “None of your worn out Carolina soil for me”. George Townes’ letter to his father portrays the ideas of southerners moving west. It touches on their views on slavery and the morality of it, the sectionalism and differences in the North and South, and also the changing role of women in America during that time. Townes explains to his father that “good hands are everything and prime field hands will fetch $1500. Even Dicey would bring a fancy price”. This sentence brings out the idea that
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST-H 105 taught by Professor Sword during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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